How to Keep Active after You Retire?


Tips to Keeping Active after You Retire:

As you get older, it gets increasingly important to stay fit and healthy. Elderly people will find it becomes not only much harder but increasingly crucial to keep fit if they want to live and a long and healthy life.

Keeping the brain active can also become an increasingly tricky yet vital activity in order to stave off mental diseases such as dementia.

This article explores some of the activities which can keep retirees fit and healthy.


It may not be possible to hit the treadmill or tennis court once you hit your 60s and beyond but there are still many ways that retirees can keep active.

Going for a short walk at least once a day can do wonders for the heart and brain, whilst a lot of gyms host fitness classes for the more adventurous of the older generations.

Many nursing care homes encourage their residents to engage in mild exercise, even if it is only walking around the room or garden.


Retirement presents people with the time to learn skills and talents that they never had the time to perfect.

Learning a language, a musical instrument or even a competitive card or board game is a brilliant way to keep the brain active.


Travelling the world and experiencing new cultures is a brilliant way to keep physically and mentally active. A lot of holiday companies organise walking trips around the UK, which are aimed at older generations.


Retirement need not signal the end of work altogether. Many older generations make the decision to donate some of their time volunteering for charities or good causes.

Many volunteers enjoy the social aspect of working for a charity and the satisfaction of helping raise money for a good cause.

Retirement is the perfect opportunity to add some enjoyable new chapters to your life which can help you feel fit and healthy and ready to take on the world.

Author’s Bio: Charlie White is a contributory writer associated with different health Care Community and has written several articles for various health related websites. He holds his expertise in the nursing care homes and has made significant contribution through his various articles.



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2 thoughts on “How to Keep Active after You Retire?

  • July 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I think nurturing a hobby can keep you active and happy after you retire from active job.

  • July 16, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Awesome tips! My dad just retired so he could surely benefit from the tips you gave here. I’m glad you shared them and I’m really happy that I came across your post. Thanks for sharing.


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